Hickory Rock Baptist Church
Pastor (full-time preferred, but will consider student or bivocational) Hickory Rock is seeking a pastor for a diverse church of loving people on mission to embody God's love to the world. We seek a pastor who has a heart for all people as we journey with God to grow spiritually and model the life of Jesus in our community. Candidate should be enrolled in accredited divinity school or hold MDiv. Located one hour from Duke, Hickory Rock has been led by both Duke Divinity students and professors. Compensation package includes 3-bedroom parsonage. Submit letter of introduction, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor Profile 1. QUALITIES/CHARACTERISTICS: • Clear sense of calling to ministry. • Love for and commitment to their own family. • Sense of humor without demeaning others. • Good financial sense regarding personal finances as well as church finances. • Good organizational and leadership skills. • Courage of convictions without being dogmatic. • Impeccable moral reputation. • Preaching/teaching ability. • Administrative skills. Beliefs similar to those of the congregation in the following areas: • Salvation - ALL who believe in Christ can be saved. • Men and women serve equally in church leadership roles. • Divorced persons are involved in church leadership roles. • Traditional worship style preference. Pastor will demonstrate ability to • motivate others to participate in churchwide activities. • relate well to all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds. • explain Biblical concepts appropriate to all ages and make practical application of those concepts. 2. VISION/PASSION/GOALS: Pastor will have a passion and vision for • hands-on missions/ministry in and beyond the local community. • connecting with the unchurched in the local community in variety of ways that open doors for ministry and evangelism. • the spiritual growth of the congregation. • strengthening families. • pastoral care for the elderly, sick, shut-ins, bereaved, and lonely. Pastor will have a love for and appreciation of all ages. Pastor will have goals • for training and developing leaders among church members. • increasing attendance and participation in church worship and activities. Pastor will support • the dual alignment with CBFNC and Southern Baptist State Convention of North Carolina; involvement in international and North American missions. • the Baptist Faith and Message statement of 1963.
07/19/2019 to 11/29/2019